Raymie Nightingale by DiCamillo, Kate (#1146QK1)


Raymie Nightingale

by DiCamillo, Kate
Paperback Candlewick Press, 2018


From the Publisher
Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots in this 2016 National Book Award Finalist -- a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable friendship.

Raymie Clarke has a plan. If she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton, but she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. As the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship -- and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 02/15/16
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 04/01/16
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 10/01/16
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 03/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 01/15/16
  • New York Times, 05/08/16
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 01/18/16
  • School Library Journal starred, 03/01/16
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: April 10, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition 2018.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 263 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-9691-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-9691-7
  • Follett Number: 1146QK1
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.2
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 5
  • AR Quiz: 180940EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 9
  • Lexile: 550L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: V